Meet the team

Meet The Captain, meet the co-directors and find out about where the concept

Captain Edmund Hadnett is a marine professional.  A former Royal Naval navigation officer, Master Mariner and Marine Pilot with 2 major port authorities he is able to offer not only a wealth of knowledge in support of training from over 30 years at sea, but due to his commercial background, the standards of safetly management which are onw established codes of practice throughout the marine industry. Throughout a course, the emphaisis is on achieving the competance not only to be able to sail a yacht, but also that required of any skipper to exercise a duty of care to the crew.

Come start your adventure! – Eddie

Edmund Hadnett, Director & Master Mariner

In establishing the Marine Academy, my co-directors and I decided that the business should commit the necessary funding to set up and run a training facility that will not only servve the Academy, but which is also open to those from outside the company. It would establish a clear route to the BML Tier 1 Level 2 not only for apprenitices, but also faciltate the entry to an approproate level within the scheme by those from other areas of the industry. 

In general, the aim was to emulate the successful cadet VQ scheme which has served deep-sea shipping for many years. We are determined that we will not train to pass an examination, but gain the core competancies necessary to achieve safe and effective performance in the workplace. The Marine Academy is committed to deliver the prfessioanl trainign urgently required by this sector of the industry.

Look forward to meetng you! – John.

John Spencer, Managing Director, GPS Marine Holdings Ltd

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